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Apprentice Compliance Officer

Location: Paris
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


  • Euronext is a listed company and is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting local economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. It operates regulated exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. With close to 1,500 listed issuers worth 4.5 trillion in market capitalisation as of end December 2020, it has an unmatched blue chip franchise and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world. Its total product offering includes Equities, FX, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices.
  • Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, it also operates Euronext Growth and Euronext Access, simplifying access to listing for SMEs. Euronext provides custody and settlement services through central securities depositories in Denmark, Norway and Portugal.
  • The Risk, Compliance and Internal Control team act as a second line of defense and are responsible for developing, monitoring and maintaining adequate controls to identify and mitigate risks, and that Euronext's activities follow the rules and regulations and complies with the regulatory boundaries and jurisdictions. This covers Risk and Control, Compliance and Business Continuity functions within Euronext.


  • The Compliance department covers the Corporate, Listing and Member Compliance.
  • Corporate Compliance's missions is to support Euronext and its employees in complying with applicable laws and regulations and promoting ethical standards in accordance with good corporate governance.
  • This covers amongst others: Insider dealing, Anti- Money laundering and sanctions lists, bribery and corruption, fraud and requirements from the Market Abuse Regulation as a listed company. Corporate Compliance is also involved in the oversight of Euronext's benchmarks activity, as per the Benchmark Regulation. Listing Compliance supervises the on boarding of and continuous requirements of listed companies in accordance with Euronext rules and regulatory requirements.
  • Member Compliance's main role is to assist Euronext in meeting its regulatory obligations by carrying out a compliance program which examines and monitors relevant activity of Euronext Members and Issuers in order to promote market integrity. This is performed by auditing our member firms and performing post trade surveillance of securities on possible Market abuse or Insider Trading and identifying potential rule breaches of Euronext Rulebook.

Job summary

Department : Compliance

  • As an Apprentice, you will be a part of the Corporate Compliance and Listing Compliance teams and assist in the execution of the Compliance program for the Euronext Group.
  • The Compliance program is executed by a team of Compliance officers in different jurisdictions. Executing the Compliance program entails both monitoring and reviewing policies and documents.
  • You will also assist the Compliance department in advising business on key topics or issues and advising internally on several Compliance related topics. You will play an important role in setting compliance standards and culture in the organization.
  • The apprentice is able to operate and communicate through different levels within the organization and also with different cultures. You have a strong moral compass and know how to get a message across. The apprentice is preferably knowledgeable of financial regulation such as MiFID II, Market Abuse Regulation, and anti-money laundering and anti-corruption regulation. He/she can work in different projects and are flexible of mind. Able to understand different types of business quickly.


  • Assist in informing and advising internally on several Compliance related topics.
  • Assist in providing advice to business on several topics related to Euronext activities.
  • Assist in assessing, reviewing and designing internal policies in relation to legal framework.
  • Assist in design and execution of E-learnings, trainings and workshops.
  • Participate and execute successfully different projects and monitoring.
  • Contribute to overall periodic reporting.
  • Compliance Point of escalation for high risk clients.
  • Represent Compliance and Risk as required.
  • Assist the risk and control team with control monitoring mechanisms.
  • Cooperate with other teams to ensure a harmonized approach.
  • Develop and maintain excellent contacts and working relationships with other internal departments.
  • Assist in maintaining the reputation and high quality standards of Euronext with regard to Integrity, ethics and regulatory requirements.

Profile, Knowledge, and Experience Required

Education & Knowledge

  • Higher professional or university education in Legal, Business, Finance, Economics or related field


  • Understanding of the EU Regulatory framework
  • Understanding of Exchange traded financial products and markets is an advantage
  • High level of integrity, strong moral compass and backbone
  • Excellent numeracy, analytical and organizational ability
  • Excellent written and oral communicative skills in English
  • Energetic, team player and able to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Relationship builder

Euronext Values


  • We respect and value the people we work with
  • We are unified through a common purpose
  • We embrace diversity and strive for inclusion


  • We value transparency, communicate honestly and share information openly
  • We act with integrity in everything we do
  • We don't hide our mistakes, and we learn from them


  • We act with a sense of urgency and decisiveness
  • We are adaptable, responsive and embrace change
  • We take smart risks


  • We are positively driven to make a difference and challenge the status quo
  • We focus on and encourage personal leadership
  • We motivate each other with our ambition


  • We deliver maximum value to our customers and stakeholders
  • We take ownership and are accountable for the outcome
  • We reward and celebrate performance

We remain committed to providing a positive hiring and onboarding experience for our candidates during these unprecedented times. Where our offices can open safely, they will remain open; otherwise our employees are able to work efficiently from home. The well-being of our employees, their families, our external partners and visitors is our upmost priority and we are closely following Government guidance in all our locations to ensure all health and safety guidance are met.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, age, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other legally protected factor. We value the unique talents of all our people, who come from diverse backgrounds with different personal experiences and points of view and we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect.

Additional Information

This job description is only describing the main activities within a certain role and is not exhaustive. It does not prevent to add more tasks, projects.

Keywords: EURONEXT, Allen , Apprentice Compliance Officer, Other , Paris, Texas

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